The Femme Fatale of Funk


"Being taught by Leah Hinchcliff is one of my most favorable experiences.  She makes music available in wonderous ways!  Take a lesson from her as soon as you can"  Camille Solyagua  Bass

"Lessons are always fun with Leah.  I used to not know anything on guitar, but now I'm playing the songs I enjoy listening to on my Ipod.  She's a great, funny, teacher who always listens to you, plus we share the same birthday!"  Nick, 12  Guitar, 3 years

"Leah Hinchcliff is the Femme Fatale of Funk"  The Olympian

"You've got to be the funkiest woman on two feet...thanks for bringing the funk with Soul Vac tonight!"  Les Hutchinson, Portland Drummer

"She is definitely the funkiest bass player I've seen in the entire country in the past 2 years!  I'm also a bassist and can tend to be more critical than most people about how a band sounds, but I was more than humbled by her playing." Pat Ferris, Hot Band

"Leah Hinchcliff is the embodiment of coolness.  Smart, funny and incredibly talented! I love hearing her play!!!"  Lynette Jensen,
 Education Center Director, Beacock Music




school of music offers a variety of Classes and Workshops, at different levels, for different ages, to help you   on your way to full Rockability.

With co-founder Nick O'Donnell, ROCK U was created to bring the group experience to everyone that wants to be in a real band.  Every class culminates in a public performance.

Classes available for kids and adults.

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Hey Kids, Let's put on a show!

Previous events


With Sonny Hess Band at Spirit Mountain Casino

Spirit Mountain Casino, 27100 S.W. Salmon River Highway, Grand Ronde, OR

Me and Sonny pound out the blues in this intimate club in a club.

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Sonny Hess and Leah Hinchcliff Duo at The Horseradish

The Horseradish Wine Bar, 211 W. Main Street, Carlton, OR

Leah and Sonny play blues, rock, funk, soul, R&B, country. Lots of great interaction, burning solos and sweet harmonies.

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Portland Jazz Singers' Showcase

Tony Starlight's Supper Club, 3728 NE Sandy Blvd , Portland, OR

The lineup of the vocalists changes everytime with the exception of leader Mitzi Zilka.  Me on Upright, Mark Simon on Keys and Larry Bard on drums.  Awesome ambience.

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Soul Vaccination at Jimmy Mak's

Jimmy Mak's Jazz Club, 221 NW 10th Ave, Portland, Oregon

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Donny Osborne, Ellen White and ME

Arrivederci's Wine Bar, 17025 SE McGloughlin Blvd. , Milwaukie, Oregon

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